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Housing Inspection License

This license is required of any entity that rents any type of housing unit. (It is also known as a Housing Rental License.)

Prior Approval:
Commercial Activity License (formerly the Business Privilege License)
Business Income and Receipts Tax Account Number
Federal Tax Identification Number or Social security Number (for an individual)
Zoning Approval (for two or more units)

Additional Information:

Renew a Housing License Online

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$50 per unit
$150 for vacant property or lot 

Department of Licenses and Inspections
License Issuance Unit - PSC
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Concourse Level
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 311 or (215) 686-8686
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am- 3:30pm (except for the last Wednesday of each month when the hours are 8:00am- 12:00 Noon)